Tuesday, October 25, 2005

MAD magazine's "Stamps We'd Love to See"

Courtesy MAD Magazine, 1964

I recently came across a 'complete collection' of MAD Magazine's "Stamps We'd Love to See" at a local stamp show. There's about 30 of them including some blocks and se-tenants. I remember seeing them as a teenage stamp collector and thought they were funny.

For those of you who don't remember; back in 1964...

A 1st Class postage stamp cost $0.05
Bread was $0.21 a loaf
Milk was $1.06 a gallon
Eggs were $0.98 a dozen
Cars cost $2,350
Gas was $0.30 a gallon
House cost $20,500
Average income was $7,336 a year
Minimum wage was $1.25 a hour
DOW Average was 874

From time to time (particularly when it's a slow philatelic news day or I just get lazy and don't feel like doing a full-fledge post), I'll share some more of these "Stamps We'd Love to See" with you.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM